Volume 81/Winter 2015

Cover Story: Tonewoods of Tomorrow
With the world’s tonewoods facing an uncertain future, Bob Taylor shares vision of sustainable forestry and Taylor’s innovative plans for tonewood cultivation.

Making Maple a Mainstay: Spruce and maple supplier Steve McMinn is exploring eco-friendly ways to propagate figured maple trees with an eye toward sustainable tonewood forests.

Maple’s Rich Revival: The New 600 Series: Inspired by maple’s heritage in the bowed instrument world, Andy Powers has infused our 600s with remarkable warmth, richness and sustain.

The 2015 Taylor Guitar Guide: How to find the right guitar, test-driving tips, and a scenic tour of the Taylor line by series.

What is Wood&Steel?

Wood&Steel began as a desire of Taylor co-founders Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug to create an informative communication channel between the company and the people who buy our guitars. Since its summer 1994 debut, our quarterly “owners newsletter” has evolved from its grassroots beginnings into a robust publication that covers all things Taylor, taking readers inside the Taylor factory for the inside scoop on our latest guitar developments and out into the world to connect with Taylor players, dealers and others who make up the vibrant, extended Taylor community. From stories about sourcing wood to guitar care tips to Q&A’s with Bob, we strive to share our passion for making and playing great guitars and to chronicle yours.

Wood&Steel for Taylor Owners

Wood&Steel is direct-mailed (free of charge) only to Taylor owners in the U.S. and Canada (if you are a Taylor owner in either country and are not receiving Wood&Steel, see our Owner Registration page). Free copies also are available at authorized Taylor dealers around the world, and each issue is viewable online. There is no paid subscription service.



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